Route Danger at Half Moon

Placing a cam? Slotting a nut? Slinging a tree?
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Route Danger at Half Moon

Post by twbaker » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:03 am

Full Moon now has a chopped down tree hanging precariously above the route. Apparently it was cut down sometime in the last few days by a bored camper or rappeler and fell to where the branches are in the chimney at the top. It could fall as it dries out. I thought about trying to just push it off completely but felt it might not be a good idea as it is -I didn't have anything with me to take care of it safely without creating possible new complications, etc.
So, just a word of warning for now.

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Post by krampus » Mon Apr 23, 2007 11:09 am

stupid FIFO's
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Post by ynot » Mon Apr 23, 2007 7:59 pm

that sucks.There couldn't have been more than one tree anywhere near the top of that route. I always had to improvise an anchor.
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Post by Day » Thu Apr 26, 2007 12:10 pm

Sickening. I remember when the top of Half Moon Rock was pristine. Lots of trees and bushes and deep soil. Then the drunk fucktards took to partying out there and chopped down live trees for their party fires. To chop down green wood just to have a smoldering, smokey fire to stare into and drool is beyond stupid. Human idiocy knows no bounds.

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Post by captain static » Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:08 pm

Day wrote:Sickening. I remember when the top of Half Moon Rock was pristine. Lots of trees and bushes and deep soil. Then the drunk fucktards took to partying out there and chopped down live trees for their party fires. To chop down green wood just to have a smoldering, smokey fire to stare into and drool is beyond stupid. Human idiocy knows no bounds.
I too remember many areas of the Gorge before they were trashed. Unfortunately there is a disturbing bent in part of the current LAC group to maintain the status quo in the name of maximizing recreation and tourism. I personally believe that recreation and tourism can be promoted without trashing the place. For the area in question (Half Moon, Chimney Top, Princess Arch) my LAC proposal would close Chimney Top Road (FR 10) at the Rough Trail trailhead and allow only foot, equestrian, or bike access beyond that point (These areas would be in what is called in LAC a Semi-Primitve Zone). The other two proposals call for this area to be a Concentrated Use zone.
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Post by ynot » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:39 pm

just forget about climbing back that road. To many tourists screwing it up and stealing your stuff.
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